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Nicky Henson Dies: ‘Fawlty Towers’ & ‘There’s A Girl In My Soup’ Actor Was 74

Nicky Henson Dies: ‘Fawlty Towers’ & ‘There’s A Girl In My Soup’ Actor Was 74

British actor Nicky Henson, who starred in Fawlty Towers and There’s A Girl In My Soup, has died at the age of 74.

Henson’s family said in a statement, “Nicky Henson has died after a long disagreement with cancer.”

Best known for playing Mr Johnson in The Psychiatrist episode of classic BBC comedy Fawlty Towers, he starred alongside Goldie Hawn and Peter Sellers in Roy Boulting’s 1970 rom-com There’s A Girl In My Soup.

He also appeared in a number of episodes of ITV period drama Downton Abbey as well as supporting roles in Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake and George Clooney’s Syriana and BBC soap EastEnders.

Last year, he told Pa news agency that he was first diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Day nearly 20 years ago. “For the last 18 years, I’ve regarded myself as being in extra time, which I never expected to have, so I’m very thankful for it.

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